LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PhishMe (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that co-founders Rohyt Belani, CEO, and Aaron Higbee, CTO, have both been named 2017 Tech Titans by Washingtonian magazine. Every two years, the magazine identifies 100 influential people in the Washington, D.C. area technology scene from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies who have made substantial contributions to the community. The list is compiled based on research and interviews conducted between the editors and local technology leaders.
"Aaron and I are extremely proud to be a part of the Washington, D.C. area’s booming tech scene, and we’re equally honored to be included in this distinguished list,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and co-founder of PhishMe. "A very special thank you to the Washingtonian for selecting us and a salute to all of this year’s Tech Titans, who have each made incredible contributions to the technology industry."
“This award is proof of the hard work and dedication of every member of the PhishMe team, without whom Rohyt and I couldn’t do what we do,” said Aaron Higbee, CTO and co-founder of PhishMe. “We’re excited to be part of the D.C. tech community and look forward to continuing to contribute to its success.”
PhishMe has become the leader in providing an intelligence-driven platform that turns employees into the last line of defense against cyberattacks by enabling them to identify, report and mitigate phishing, malware and drive-by threats. PhishMe and its executives have received a range of respected industry awards including:
- 2016 SC Magazine Award for “Best IT Security-Related Training Platform”
- 2016 SC Magazine Hall of Fame Innovators
- 2016 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards – CEO of the Year, Rohyt Belani
- 2016 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards – CTO of the Year, Aaron Higbee
- 2016 Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work
- 2016 Washington Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies
- 2016 Deloitte Fast 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America
- 2016 Inc. 5000
- 2016 DC Inno’s 50 on Fire Awards – Finalist, Rohyt Belani
- 2016 Tech Trailblazer Awards – Security Trailblazer Finalist, PhishMe
- 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Mid-Atlantic Finalist, Rohyt Belani
Rohyt and Aaron’s open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision-making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand how changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.
PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.